All Season Roofing Guide (About Ice, Plant decay & Compression)

By September 5, 2021Uncategorized
All Season Roofing Guide (About Ice, Plant decay & Compression)

All Season Roofing, With the changing seasons, roof maintenance is extremely important in extending the lifespan of your roof. There are many factors including ice, plant decay, compression, and expansion.

All Season Roofing Guide

Here are some tips on how to maintain your roof to prevent these factors from damaging your roof. If your roof is damaged and in need of repair, now is the time to have it taken care of and Homestar Roofing can provide you with every solution. 

Trim Back Your Trees

Fall is the time of year where the leaves begin to fall from the trees. As the leaves fall, you begin to notice the branches that may be getting close to your house. It is important to remove these branches in the fall to prevent damage to the tree and your roof. This will also minimize the number of leaves that build up on your roof. 

Clean Your Gutters

Fall can be a very wet season and with the combined issue of leaves falling from the trees, your roof can become clogged. This can cause severe damage to your roof and can lead to damage of your house.

Pooling water can lead to cracking, mold, and other damage later. It is important to keep an eye on the roof to prevent clogging so that your gutters are working properly. 

Check Flashing 

It is important to check the flashing and siding of your homes for cracking or any movement to prevent any leakage into your home. The roof itself may be in good condition but if the connections between these roofs are damaged, the water can enter your home and cause serious damage.

The changing weather can cause your roof to shift over time which is why it is important to review and maintain any issues that may arise. 

Install Gutter Guards

Most homeowners believe that the gutter system should work effectively and that it does not require maintenance. Maintaining your gutters is extremely important in increasing the longevity of your roof system. One way to minimize the work involved with clogged gutters is to install gutter guards.

These prevent leaves from entering the gutter but allow water to easily fall through due to the holes in the guards. The leaves that remain on the guard will then dry and blow away leaving you with very minimal work while also increasing the lifespan of your roofing system. 

Get A Pre-Winter Roof Inspection

As winter begins to emerge, it is important to have someone look at your roof in case there are issues that may become much worse due to the weather. The winter months make it very difficult to fix any issues which is why it is important to take care of everything before the weather changes.

The longer the homeowner waits, the larger the issue becomes, and this can be extremely expensive. Homestar Roofing can help maintain your roof while helping you prevent any future issues. 

Invest In Roof Repairs As Needed

Roof repairs can be an expensive job which is why it is important to tackle these issues as soon as they arise. Damage to a roof always becomes worse overtime and when the issue is not taken care of, the price of the repair increases. Maintaining the roof can help reduce cost and increase the lifespan of your roof so that you don’t have to spend your hard-earned money.

Small issues that you may not always notice can become huge problems when the weather changes. The compression and expansion due to temperature changes with the addition of ice can cause serious damage to not only your roof, but your entire home. At Homestar Roofing, our experts can help maintain and fix your roof while reducing the cost so that you can feel safe and secure in your home over the cold winter season. 

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